Licence Issued for Operation of Floating Sauna on Lake Burley Griffin


The National Capital Authority has signed a licence agreement with Providence NDR Pty Ltd to establish and operate a floating sauna at Yarralumla Beach East on Lake Burley Griffin.

The three-year licence was issued to Providence NDR Pty Ltd following a competitive process which commenced in September last year.

Providence NDR Pty Ltd operates the successful Floating Sauna Lake Derby in Tasmania.

The National Capital Authority has received a Works Approval Application from Providence NDR Pty Ltd and is reviewing the proposal prior to undertaking public consultation.

Public consultation on the design concepts will ensure the community continues to have an opportunity to inform this project as it progresses. Information on the public consultation will be available on the National Capital Authority website –

Floating saunas combine the relaxation and wellness aspects of saunas with the option for people to plunge directly into water for a refreshing experience afterwards.

One of their primary advantages is the stunning scenery they provide, offering picturesque views of natural landscapes, waterways, and skylines.

Popular around the world, floating saunas offer a memorable and versatile leisure and wellness option for both spa enthusiasts and adventurists.

The Floating Sauna Lake Burley Griffin is expected to open around July and will provide a range of experiences, including a one-hour sauna with optional cold plunge for $45.00 per person.

The NCA recognises the support of the ACT Government to make this venture possible.

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